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Transmitter

In Search Of

  • Aidan Koch,
  • Dawit L. Petros
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    Aidan Koch, Excerpt from "Yantaras", 2017

Press for In Search Of

Current Exhibitions at Transmitter


To Touch with Your Eyes

  • Samantha Bittman,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2020
  • Closes: Oct. 11, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sculpture, Not-Sculpture

  • Joe Bochynski,
  • Clinton King,
  • Amanda Konishi,
  • Amanda Nedham,
  • Sarah Palmer,
  • Jan Maarten Voskuil,
  • Maximilian Juliá,
  • Opens: Apr. 17, 2020
  • Closes: May. 15, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Making the Cut

  • Aruni Dharmakirthi,
  • Leeza Meksin,
  • Dionis Ortiz,
  • Christa Pratt,
  • Padma Rajendran,
  • Ruth Rodriguez,
  • Diane Zhou,
  • Opens: Feb. 14, 2020
  • Closes: Mar. 22, 2020
  • Reception: Feb. 14, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

American Abstract Artists: Digital Prints, 2012–2019 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio & 2019 Monoprint Portfolio

  • Liz Ainslie,
  • Steven Alexander,
  • Jeffrey Bishop,
  • Jacob Cartwright,
  • Rob de Oude,
  • Laurie Fendrich,
  • Joanne Freeman,
  • Gary Golkin,
  • Pinkney Herbert,
  • Rhia Hurt,
  • Joanne Mattera,
  • Judith Murray,
  • Lisa E. Nanni,
  • Jim Osman,
  • Don Porcaro,
  • Corey Postiglione,
  • Raquel Rabinovich,
  • Irene Rousseau,
  • Anne Russinof,
  • Lorenza Sannai,
  • Karen Schifano,
  • Mary Schiliro,
  • Claire Seidl,
  • Melissa Staiger,
  • and Kim Uchiyama.,
  • Alice Adams,
  • Siri Berg,
  • Emily Berger,
  • Susan Bonfils,
  • Power Boothe,
  • Henry Brown,
  • Kenneth Bushnell,
  • James O. Clark,
  • Gabriele Evertz,
  • John Goodyear,
  • Gail Gregg,
  • James Gross,
  • Lynne Harlow,
  • Mara Held,
  • Daniel G. Hill,
  • Gilbert Hsiao,
  • Phillis Ideal,
  • Julian Jackson,
  • James Juszczyk,
  • Cecily Kahn,
  • Steven Karlik,
  • Marthe Keller,
  • Irene Lawrence,
  • Jane Logemann,
  • Vincent Longo,
  • David McKenzie,
  • Stephen Maine,
  • Katinka Mann,
  • Nancy Manter,
  • Creighton Michael,
  • Manfred Mohr,
  • Hiroshi Murata,
  • John Phillips,
  • Lucio Pozzi,
  • Leo Rabkin,
  • Ce Roser,
  • David Row,
  • Edward Shalala,
  • Robert Storr,
  • Robert Swain,
  • Clover Vail,
  • Vera Vasek,
  • Don Voisine,
  • Stephen Westfall,
  • Jeanne Wilkinson,
  • Mark Williams,
  • Thornton Willis,
  • and Nola Zirin.,
  • Opens: Jan. 03, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 03, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Under Time of Lampshades

  • Claudia Bitran,
  • Maria Calandra,
  • Alex Diamond,
  • Stephen Eakin,
  • Catherine Haggarty,
  • Lisa Hamilton,
  • Will Hutnick,
  • Heather Garland,
  • Mala Iqbal,
  • Jenny Kemp,
  • Shanan Kurtz,
  • Emily Noelle Lambert,
  • JJ Manford,
  • Alex Paik,
  • Nickola Pottinger,
  • Zach Seeger,
  • Aaron Wexler,
  • Natalia Zubko.,
  • Opens: Nov. 22, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 15, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 22, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

What Things Don't

  • Yin Ho,
  • Theo Mullen,
  • Opens: Oct. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Nov. 17, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Night Blindness

  • Lauren Portada,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 06, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The leaden circles dissolved in the air

  • Joy Episalla,
  • Carrie Yamaoka,
  • Opens: Jul. 26, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2019
  • Reception: Jul. 26, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Nestled In The Warm Embrace of "Painting"

  • Liz Atlas,
  • Melissa Dadourian,
  • Justin Matta,
  • Christian Maychack,
  • Tana Quincy,
  • James Sansing,
  • MiYoung Sohn,
  • Opens: Jun. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 21, 2019
  • Reception: Jun. 21, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Inside Out

  • Ryan Oskin,
  • Kate Stone,
  • Opens: Mar. 29, 2019
  • Closes: May. 05, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 29, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Carbonara Sunrise

  • Theresa Daddezio,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 24, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Heed

  • ANGELA HEISCH • ALESSANDRO KEEGAN,
  • Opens: Jan. 04, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 04, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The Wall That Went for a Walk

  • Rehan Miskci - Natalia Nakazawa,
  • Opens: Oct. 19, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 18, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 19, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

An Animal Unto Itself

  • Hilary Baldwin - Anna Ortiz,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Egregore

  • Gregory Kaplowitz,
  • Opens: Aug. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Sep. 09, 2018
  • Reception: Aug. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Stop Making Sense

  • Artists to be revealed,
  • Opens: Jun. 22, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 22, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

whats MY line

  • Julia Couzens • Adam Fowler • Alicia McCarthy• Miles Neidinger • Maria Vasconcelos,
  • Opens: May. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Living Still

  • JONATHAN CHAPLINE • MARK DORF • PEDRO PEDRO • MICHAEL STAMM • LYNN TALBOT • ROBIN F. WILLIAMS • CRYS YIN,
  • Opens: Apr. 06, 2018
  • Closes: May. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Quinn Likes Trucks

  • Kyle Kogut,
  • Michael Marcelle,
  • JENNIFER SULLIVAN,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 25, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Day for Night

  • Lindsay Packer,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 11, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Run For Your Life

  • Guy Nelson,
  • Opens: Dec. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 17, 2017
  • Reception: Dec. 01, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

In Search Of

  • Aidan Koch,
  • Dawit L. Petros
  • Opens: Oct. 20, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 19, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 20, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The Blue of Distance

  • MAUREEN DRENNAN,
  • Matthew Harvey,
  • Martha Fleming-Ives,
  • Melvin Harper,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 15, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Stupid Cartoons to Pass the Time in the Desert

  • Joey Parlett,
  • Stephanie Snider,
  • Adam Douglas Thompson,
  • Crys Yin,
  • Opens: Jan. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 14, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Spooky Laughter at a Distance

  • JENNIFER GRIMYSER,
  • TODD KELLY,
  • BEN PEDERSON,
  • Opens: May. 22, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2015
  • Reception: May. 22, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Survey Exhibition of Baltimore Artists To Be Donated to the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA)

  • John Bohl,
  • Amy Boone-McCreesh,
  • Lisa Dillin,
  • Terence Hannum,
  • Jason Hughes,
  • Andrew Laumann,
  • Jacqueline Maria Milad,
  • Steve Riddle,
  • Opens: Sep. 18, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 18, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Transmitter presents an offsite exhibition at Space Available: Video Archipelago

  • JANAYE BROWN,
  • HARLAN CRICHTON,
  • MILTON MELVIN CROISSANT III,
  • BJÖRN MEYER-EBRECHT,
  • CHRISTINE ROGERS,
  • JENNIFER SULLIVAN,
  • BENJAMIN TIVEN,
  • Opens: Sep. 19, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 19, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Transmitter presents: The Model Reader

  • PAUL GAGNER,
  • ALEX GINGROW,
  • MEGAN HAYS,
  • ELLE PEREZ,
  • DEVIN POWERS,
  • Opens: Jun. 05, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2015
  • Reception: Jun. 05, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

An Introduction

  • STEPHEN HILGER,
  • JOSEPH LAWTON,
  • PAUL MCDONOUGH,
  • SERGIO PURTELL,
  • Opens: Oct. 28, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 04, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 28, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Waterlogged

  • Erik Benson,
  • Jon Elliot,
  • Frank Webster,
  • Opens: Sep. 16, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 16, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 16, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

ABSTRACT WALL PAINTINGS III #DESTIJL100YEARS

  • Jean Frater,
  • Rico Gatson,
  • Jim Osman,
  • Karen Schiele,
  • Karen Schifano,
  • Mark Sengbusch,
  • Opens: May. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2017
  • Reception: May. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rules of the Game

  • Palma Blank,
  • Amanda Browder,
  • Paul Corio,
  • JEAN ALEXANDER FRATER,
  • Ben McNutt,
  • Michael Namkung,
  • Norm Paris,
  • Derrick Velasquez,
  • Opens: Jul. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 07, 2016
  • Reception: Jul. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Painting: More or Less..

  • Aimée Terburg (NL),
  • Alain Biltereyst (BE),
  • Chris Fennell (USA),
  • Danielle Mysliwiec (USA),
  • Emma Langridge (AUS),
  • Michael Rouillard (USA),
  • Shawn Stipling (UK),
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 06, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Each Ellipse Includes a Point

  • JANINE BIUNNO,
  • EMMY MIKELSON,
  • PARSLEY STEINWEISS,
  • Opens: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Closes: Sep. 13, 2015
  • Reception: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

OVER TIME ACROSS SPACE: a collaboration in thread, paper, ink, paint, cotton, mail, and phone calls.

  • Kim Bennett,
  • Chris Hosea,
  • Opens: Jul. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 09, 2015
  • Reception: Jul. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Every Number is One: A Whole in Three Parts Composed of Twenty-Four Stages of Difference or How Can We Know the Moon if We Never See its Dark Side?

  • Mariana Garibay Raeke,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2015
  • Reception: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Publish or Perish

  • Benoît Broisat,
  • Sessa Englund,
  • David Horvitz,
  • Farah Khelil + Antoine Lefebvre Editions,
  • Nicole Reber,
  • Paul Soulellis,
  • Opens: Apr. 01, 2016
  • Closes: May. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 01, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Not Invited...

  • London Kaye,
  • Niels Post,
  • Victoria Scott,
  • Emmanuel Sevilla,
  • Opens: May. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 26, 2016
  • Reception: May. 13, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Portals

  • JENNY LEE,
  • SUSAN WIDES,
  • JOSHUA SEVITS,
  • MEREDITH HOFFHEINS,
  • CHRISTOPHER BERTHOLF,
  • KAT CHAMBERLIN,
  • MAUREEN DRENNAN,
  • SHARONA ELIASSAF,
  • PAUL METRINKO,
  • Opens: Aug. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Sep. 10, 2017
  • Reception: Aug. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

A Panel on Photography’s Relationship to Painting

  • Jacob Cartwright,
  • Erin O'Keefe,
  • Rob de Oude,
  • Carl Gunhouse,
  • Opens: Feb. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 01, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Faulted Valley Fog

  • Katie Bell,
  • Elliott Green,
  • Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis,
  • Opens: Feb. 19, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 20, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 19, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

After the Feast

  • Joshua Liebowitz,
  • Opens: Dec. 09, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 18, 2016
  • Reception: Dec. 09, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Remainders

  • Justin Amrhein,
  • Colette Robbins,
  • Opens: Feb. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 26, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 24, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Photo II

  • Eli Durst,
  • Lindsay Metivier,
  • Erin O'Keefe,
  • Irina Rozovsky,
  • Opens: Jan. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 12, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The Black & White Project

  • Alain Biltereyst,
  • Andrew Seto,
  • Armelle De Sainte Marie,
  • Béatrice Beha,
  • Ben Alper,
  • Benjamin Gardner,
  • Brian Cypher,
  • Brian Edmonds,
  • Brynn Higgins-Stirrup,
  • Catherine Haggarty,
  • Christine Mahoney,
  • Claire Colin-Collin,
  • Daniel G. Hill,
  • David Rhodes,
  • Didier Petit,
  • Don Voisine,
  • DotsToLines,
  • Emily Noelle Lambert,
  • Eve Aschheim,
  • Espen Erichsen,
  • Gabriele Herzog,
  • Gary Petersen,
  • Guy Yanai,
  • Heidi Pollard,
  • Ian White Williams,
  • Izabela Kowalczyk,
  • Jasper van der Graaf,
  • Jeremie Delhome,
  • Jérémy Laffon,
  • Joris Brantuas,
  • Justine Frischmann,
  • Katherine Bradford,
  • Karl Bielik,
  • Ky Anderson,
  • Lael Marshall,
  • Laura Charlton,
  • Leeza Doreian,
  • Lina Jabbour,
  • Lydia Rump,
  • Matthew Deleget,
  • Marion Piper,
  • Mandy Lyn Ford,
  • Marie-Claude Bugeaud,
  • Mark Sengbusch,
  • Meg Lipke,
  • Michael Voss,
  • Michel Barjol,
  • Niall De Buitléar,
  • Oriane Stender,
  • Paul Pagk,
  • Patrice Pantin,
  • Pete Schulte,
  • Peter Shear,
  • Rieko Koga,
  • Robert Otto Epstein,
  • Rosaire Appel,
  • Ruri Yi,
  • Tilman Hoepfl,
  • Ward Schumaker,
  • Yoav Efrati,
  • Opens: Aug. 12, 2016
  • Closes: Sep. 11, 2016
  • Reception: Aug. 12, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Walk the Line

  • RENÉ VAN DEN BOS,
  • RENÉ EICKE,
  • RICHARD VAN DER AA,
  • Jasper van der Graaf,
  • GUIDO WINKLER,
  • Jason Hughes,
  • Opens: Oct. 20, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 21, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

OPPLER

  • Steven Baris,
  • Richard Bottwin,
  • Edgar Diehl,
  • Kevin Finklea,
  • Brent Hallard,
  • José Heerkens,
  • Gilbert Hsiao,
  • Gracia Khouw,
  • Sarah Klein,
  • Stephen Maine,
  • Gay Outlaw,
  • Debra Ramsay,
  • Albert Roskam,
  • Karen Schifano,
  • Iemke van Dijk,
  • Henriëtte van 't Hoog,
  • Ruth van Veenen,
  • Don Voisine,
  • Nancy White,
  • GUIDO WINKLER,
  • Patricia Zarate,
  • Opens: Mar. 31, 2017
  • Closes: May. 07, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 31, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Armature: New Paintings by Liz Ainslie

  • Liz Ainslie,
  • Opens: Jun. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 30, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 23, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

When

Oct 20 - Nov 19, 2017

  • Reception: Oct 20, 6 - 9pm

Where

Transmitter

  • 1329 Willoughby Ave, 2A, NY 11237 Map
  • 917.881.3576

About

Transmitter​ ​presents:
In​ ​Search​ ​Of
OCTOBER​ ​20​ ​–​ ​NOVEMBER​ ​19,​ ​2017
OPENING​ ​RECEPTION​ ​FRIDAY,​ ​OCTOBER​ ​20,​ ​6–9​ ​PM
AIDAN​ ​KOCH​ ​•​ ​DAWIT​ ​L.​ ​PETROS
Transmitter is pleased to present In Search Of, an exhibition pairing the work of Aidan Koch and Dawit L. Petros, two artists who, despite their disparate media, take related approaches to pictorial space in order to create open-ended narratives, notable as much for the space within them as for the connections between different moments. Taking its title from Bas Jan Ader's In Search of the Miraculous, this exhibition considers these artists' work in terms of questions and histories of migration, and the search, whether for the sublime or for survival, which underlies human movement. In addressing these issues, Koch and Petros both make significant use of abstraction, and range in their interests from a mythological past to the factual present, and beyond, to the possible future. The comics and sculpture of Aidan Koch consider migration in terms of both ancient mythology and ambiguously dystopian future. One of these narratives follows Leto, daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe of Greek mythology, as she travels through ancient Lycia seeking water for her children Artemis and Apollo. In this work, part of a large commission project by Margaret Tolbert called Proje Su / Springs Project, Koch uses abstraction to both undercut the linearity of narrative and to emphasize her characters' subjectivity. Abstraction plays a similar role in selections from a current story in progress, in which fields of vivid color punctuate and give structure to moments in the life of a people living in the aftermath of an unspecified drastic change.
The photographs of Dawit L. Petros depict people in transition, either at such a distance that they become elements of landscape or, as in A series of complicated ambivalences, Bamako, Mali, cropped so close as to render them individually unidentifiable, icons of movement simultaneously entering and exiting the frame of the photograph. In Act of Recovery (Part I), Nouakchott, Mauritania, a group of people gather around a beached ship, the monumentality of the image reflecting the ship's stasis. It's unclear just what the recovery of the title refers to; is the ship being recovered by the people or the sea? Yet in this uncertainty, we also see a a rare moment of rest, regardless of whether it occurs in the wake of catastrophe or in advance of work still to be done.
Aidan Koch is an artist and graphic novelist working in New York. She received a degree in illustration from the Pacific NW College of Art in Portland, OR in 2009. Along with releasing several graphic novels including Xeric Award winner The Blonde Woman, The Whale, and Impressions, her fine art has been exhibited in Paris, Dallas, Los Angeles, as well as The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. A collection of her short comics titled After Nothing Comes was released in 2016 by Koyama Press.
Dawit L. Petros is a visual artist born in Eritrea and based in New York City and Chicago. Working with installation, photography, research and extensive travels, his practice centers around a critical rereading of the relationship between African histories and European modernism. Upcoming exhibitions include: Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, New Orleans; Bamako Encounters Biennalle 2017, Bamako, Mali; Dakar Biennale 2018, Dakar, Senegal. Recent exhibitions include: Walther Collection Project Space, New York (2016); Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016); Kansas City Art Institute (2016); 56th Venice Biennale international exhibition (2015), Tiwani Contemporary, London (2016) the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY (2014), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2014), the National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC (2013), and the Lianzhou International Photo Festival, China (2011). He was awarded an Independent Study Fellowship at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2012. Dawit L. Petros is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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